Missouri closed-records bill has no chance to become law, state senator says

A Missouri House bill to close law-enforcement records to the public has no chance of passage in the Senate, Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, said Wednesday.

On April 28, the House passed the measure by a vote of 129-9 that would make police reports of suicide or attempted suicide closed records.

It also would close law-enforcement records if they contain “personally identifiable health information” about victims, offenders and law-enforcement officers, said the Missouri Press Association, which opposed the bill. Continue…